Eurocopter EC 135 "Luftrettung"
(Revell - Nr. 04644)
In April 2009 Revell released this kit with product number 04644 and for the price of €17,99. You get their well known 32nd scale EC 135 kit, new decals and a few bits and pieces for the bright orange Eurocopter EC 135 T2i in service with the "Luftrettung".
All in all the kit is not surprising.
What we get is the older basic EC-135 kit to which some of us modelers are very familiar with.
Good points are the instruction which mentions the wrong turning direction of the main rotor and the VERY compehensive decal sheet.
Three helicopters are possible
Unfortunately Revell took the older EMS- interior of the prior ADAC- Version. Considering the original a/c, the Interior has major differences to the ADAC- A/c.
What is also missing is the Laser-Based Obstacle Warning System HELLAS which is mounted under the front skid tube.
Everyone who wants to have an accurate EC-135 model has to invest a lot of time and effort to make all the changes which the kit does not take into consideration.
Interesting is also the advice for the Cable Cutter: The instruction sheet provides a template so that the modeler shall cut out the WSPS- blade out of plastic card.
On the whole, a good basis to start with, but somehow deflating...
Reviewed by Felix Troschier - 08. December 2009
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